It's that time of year again, a time for fir trees, twinkling lights -- and cursing yourself for not living in a warmer climate. So why not consider getting a job that you can do from the beach?
Not only are there a ton of tourism-related jobs you can do from the beach, but thanks to modern technology, anyone with a laptop and wireless Internet access can set up shop on the beach.
Real Estate Agent
At the beach: Of course you'll need to get licensed in that area, and you'll need to get up from your beach chair to show properties, but your cold calls and online listings could all be managed using a cell phone and laptop.
At the beach: The sun and crashing waves are a great way to clear and relax your mind, and get the creative juices flowing. If you have a laptop and a phone, you can do everything from research to calling consultants, writing out your business plan and figuring out a budget. Take the flip flops off for business meetings, though, OK?
At the beach: All you really need is your laptop. You can check company earnings statements and read up on the latest news about the company or fund -- everything you'll need to determine if it's a solid investment. Then, with your trading account, you can execute the trade and track its performance. When it comes right now to it, the only times you'd have to get up from your chair would be to get another drink or use the restroom!
Corporate Event or Wedding Planner
At the beach: You'll need an office, rather than a beach chair, as your home base for this job -- mainly to store files and product samples as well as to take meetings. But who says you can't have an office with a view of the beach? And stepping out for lunch just got a whole lot more interesting!
Vacation Home Caretaker
At the beach: This one isn't so much a job you do from the beach as a job you do from a luxurious beach HOUSE. Hey, if you're going to have to clean, shop and repair, might as well do it in style!
At the beach: This may be one of those jobs that's better in an office overlooking the beach, since you may have a pile of papers or other material to be cross-referencing -- stuff you don't want blowing away!